I'm sticking with Windows XP over Linux, MS DOS, and Win3.1!
A week from tomorrow Microsoft ends support for Windows XP. You know that. Some of the warnings I’ve read remind me of the good old pre-Y2K hysteria.
I own two XP machines: a 9-year-old Dell Dimension 3000 tower (are they expensive collector’s items yet?) and an almost-8-year-old IBM ThinkPad R51e. I doubt either has the muscle or the brains to run Windows 7 or Window 8.1 well (if at all).
What do I plan to do about their soon-to-be-dangerous-on-the-Internet OS?
Well, I had thought to switch to Linux since I can’t afford to replace either machine with — Wow! I just looked out the window and you ought to see the sunrise-struck clouds against the light-blue sky, all pink and salmon and some-shade-of-orange! — eh, where was I? 🙄
Anyway, so I’d thought to switch to Linux — mint or puppy or loveunto, I didn’t know which. Read it all
It depends on whether you leave the new default setting set.
So Google+ is playing catch-up with Facebook again.
Now it’s by allowing people who don’t have your email address send you an email if they have your Google+ address or profile or whatever it’s called.
Quoting from an email from Google early this morning…
Gmail update: Reach more people you know
Ever wanted to email someone you know, but haven’t yet exchanged email addresses? Starting this week, when you’re composing a new email, Gmail will suggest your Google+ connections as recipients, even if you haven’t exchanged email addresses yet.
That seems useful enough. Even innocuous.
But what about people not in your Google+ circles. Can you send them an email too? And much more importantly, can they send you an email?
Though I prefer to maintain control over my sites, I welcome these automatic, background updates to WordPress. Thankfully, major updates aren’t included in this. For instance, December’s projected 3.8 upgrade we’ll still have to do manually.
Again, a huge thumbs-up to WordPress. (And you’re blogging using another platform…why? 😆 )
After scanning through the various TOS (“Terms of Service,” you know), I decided to go for it. Then I hesitated again when I saw this was free for now only and might cost me something later. But I kept on going.
Then Google required my cell phone number. Required! 😯 Read it all